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Kazakh president says strategic partnership with China very important

  NUR-SULTAN, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said here on Tuesday that the development of strategic partnership with China is very important for the country.

  Kazakhstan supports China's Belt and Road Initiative and actively participates in this large-scale project, said Tokayev during a meeting with heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Kazakhstan.

  "The priority of Kazakhstan's foreign policy is with Russia, China, the U.S., the European Union countries and Central Asian countries," said Tokayev, adding that Kazakhstan is open for international cooperation and will continue constructive and balanced interaction with strategic partners and all interested countries.

  Tokayev said Kazakhstan promotes and supports constructive initiatives conducive to regional and global stability. It considers strengthening Asian and Eurasian security as its primary task by preventing nuclear and terrorism threats.

  Tokayev noted that meetings with diplomatic corps are a good tradition to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation and emphasized Kazakhstan's foreign policy is also tasked with attracting quality foreign investment.